Several motorists apprehended at Pasay checkpoint as ECQ begins

Curfew violation tickets were issued to some motorists and passengers caught on the road without proper documents at Friday’s opening of the enhanced community quarantine in Pasay City.

The so-called internal quarantine checkpoints ordered by the police, such as at the EDSA corner of Macapagal Boulevard, were opened at midnight.

They aim to check at travelers not only between cities in Metro Manila but also within.

One by one, riders, drivers, and passengers are presented with an ID or document as proof that they are an authorized person outside of residence.

A vehicle with 7 foreigners, such as Chinese and Vietnamese, working in the area was apprehended.

They were issued a violation ticket for failing to show their company ID even though they had another personal ID.

The police reminded them the ID and other documents such as the certificate of employment should be easy to find to expedite the process.

At a checkpoint in Buendia, a van was apprehended because it was overloaded. Only 2 people per row of seats should be allowed in the vans apart from the driver, who must be alone in the front.

Several motorists apprehended at Pasay checkpoint as ECQ begins

Pasay City Emi Calixto-Rubiano previewed the at the checkpoints and gave a reminder to some drivers.

He assured that aid and assistance would be distributed to the residents affected by the two-week lockdown.

On Sunday, the distribution of aid from the national government will begin.

But the mayor admitted that it might not be given all right away before the lockdown ends.

“‘Yong ayuda na manggagaling sa national govt ay inaayos pa talaga, pero approved na rin. Kaya lang alam niyo naman ang gobyerno may proseso at kailangang repasuhin pa ulit. Kasi iba naman ang mga nakatira noon at mga stranded kaysa sa nagdaang mga araw,” said Calixto-Rubiano.

“Pero ang local government, dahil talagang inisip ko in case magkakaroon naman ng surge, talagang naglaan po kami ng budget para sa kahit kaunting pagkain man lang ay mabigyan namin ang aming mamamayan.”
He confirmed that 3 cases of Delta variant had been recorded in Pasay. It was only reported to the local government on Thursday, but the cases have been cured.
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